Our biggest hit trick is back...with a special Christmas Edition!
This version of "Socks" is ideal for the holidays, and "Socks" turns out to be a PERFECT effect for virtual shows. With the holidays just around the corner, you should consider adding this trick--and this festive pair of holiday socks--to your order.
In case you've been under a rock for the last year, here's what happens in Michel Huot's sensational "Socks" effect: you show two packets of cards with a picture of a different sock design on each one (that's right--SOCKS on cards--how cool is that?). The goal, you explain, is that despite random shuffling and a spectator's free choice to stop you as you deal through both packets, they will SOMEHOW select the same, matching socks in each packet. But it goes WRONG. They choose two mismatched socks. But, to make things right, you reveal that you are WEARING THE CHOSEN, MISMATCHED SOCKS.
"Socks" has it all: intrigue, a great premise, an unexpected surprise, and humor. It works just as well through the screen as it does live, and now we have a Christmas edition PERFECT for the holidays.
The effect is the same, but this time you predict a pair of HOLIDAY socks. Each of the cards has a different holiday sock design, which makes the trick topical for the holidays. As per the original, the chosen socks don't match, but you reveal you're wearing each one of the mismatched holiday socks on your feet. Our holiday designs are over-the-top kitsch and will add to the hilarity of the moment when you lift up your trouser cuffs to show these clashing holiday prints.
We've reflected on what makes "Socks" so powerful, and why this Christmas edition is so strong. We believe it's because "Socks" taps into a core curiosity of our everyday lives: choosing socks, occasionally wearing mismatched socks, and the rarity of finding a perfect match. We also love that the reveal is genuinely a surprise that nobody seems coming, but in retrospect feels inevitable. And, whenever a revelation can be visual rather than simply written out, it's stronger. "Socks: Christmas Edition" is the perfect addition to your holiday zoom show, and the most surprising trick you can perform for friends and family at this year's gathering.
Includes: Specially made socks, cards and wallet, and video instruction
"Socks is a fun, interactive routine with a killer surprise ending they won’t forget!"
Michel Huot’s Socks Knocked mine right off my feet! So clever and simple with a fun and organically visual payoff, this piece will play just as strongly in a corporate strolling environment as it will in a casual private party. Michel’s performance and explanation made me smile from start to finish. Just great!
Socks knocks my Sox off. It’s funny, mysterious, and not at all difficult. I will use it, so will you.
Socks is unique and super strong. It is so rare to have something that combines magic, comedy and surprise in such a powerful way for the close-up/parlor performer. This is going right into my repertoire!